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“Good hostal, but a little bit expensive”
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Pension Jaen
Ranked #300 of 436 Hotels in Madrid
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good hostal, but a little bit expensive”
Reviewed 2 February 2013

Pros:
- It's a good hostal, very confortable, cleen rooms;
- Has a good location, on a central area of Madrid, each to reach
- Friendly staff


Cons:
- It is a little bit expensive compared to other hostals nearby;
- The staff don't speak english, which can be a problem for non-spanish speakers;
- It's small and it's located on a residential building, there is no living area for guests;
- No breakfast, no mini bar at the rooms

Overall: The price of this hostal is between a expensive hostal and a cheap hotel. If you want confort and a clean room, and if you're staying at the room just for sleeping, and don't want to pay a lot of money, this is a good place for you. However if you want to save money, you can find better deals.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Tal-El Israel
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Reviewed 15 November 2012

5 minutes fro the Plaza Mayor- the large plaza in the old city- so the location is awesome. Lots of restaurants and bars and minimarkets all around it. The room was spotless, great shower, good bed, quiet... even heating in the room. The family owned and run pension is very nice, simple but definitely worth the money. I would definitely stay there again and definitely recommend it to my friends. If you can get a room , then stop worrying about your lodgings in Madrid and move on to the rest of your planning.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bronx, New York
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Reviewed 9 November 2012

Everything is great with this place. Clean, very good price, and the owners are wonderful people, very helpful - we were before in another Hostal in the same street (cervantes), but Hostal Jaen is superior and better priced than its competition in the street. It's at a walking distance of the Neptune plaza - walking distance to the metro station, to the Prado Museum. You can also walk to Puerta del sol station - it is close to everything if you like to walk. My husband and I never took the Metro, we ended up walking because it is in a very central place.
If we go back to Madrid, this is the place to stay.

Room Tip: we got a room towards the interior, and it was very quiet.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Oakland, California
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105 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

This is a great, super economical place to stay when in Madrid. We had two rooms, both were completely functional, very clean, and since we only sleep in our rooms, the fact that they were small was not an issue at all.
The owners were extremely accommodating, even with our limited knowledge of Spanish. They made excellent arrangements for our transportation to the airport the next day. They also made sure that they provided filtered water and were more than happy to give us directions for whatever we wished we wanted to see.
Highly Recommended for those, who need a centrally located, clean, small, but extremely friendly and private at the same time place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

My wife and I stayed here for 10 days in May 2012. The location of this hotel is excellent, walking distance to many of Madrid's top attractions (Madrid is a walker's city). The owners are charming and very service oriented (we speak Spanish, they don't speak much English). Our room was cleaned every single day and was spotless when we arrived at night. The room was very quiet. For the price (45 Euros per night), it cannot be beat. I would recommend this hostel to friends and stay here again if I returned to Madrid, which I most likely will.

Try the pizza at the pizzeria downstairs (Pizza Mas Calzone). It is world class.

Room Tip: We stayed at a double room (twin bed) with a bathroom.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Rosetown, Canada
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95 reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2012

A friend and I stayed here for a week, and would go back another time. The Pension is about 3 blocks from the Metro, a 10-15 min. walk to the train station in one direction, Puerta del Sol in another, the Prada Museum another. You can also walk to the Palace, Plaza Mayor and a host of other places as well. There are lots of eating places right around here that are very reasonably priced, as well as some higher priced restaurants as well. We usually had our breakfast at a little restaurant two blocks down on Leon called Miranda....great staff and awesome breakfast menu. There is a laundromat just at the end of the block, if you need to wash clothes, and they will wash them for you if you want.

The Pension was lovely and clean, with your bed made every day...even if you have already made it :)....room cleaned, fresh towels every day. We stayed in a room, not on the front, with two twin beds, our own shower and sink....shared the toilet, which was right beside our room. The room is very small, but we really spent no time here except to sleep. As already stated, the owners ?? speak very little English, and I can speak a little Spanish, so we really had no problem communicating.... had to play charades a couple of times, but we all had a good laugh ! Free WIFI, which is so nice to have. There is a small sign beside the outside door, so you only have to ring the bell, and they will let you in the first time. It is on the 3rd floor, but there is an elevator.

You get good value for your dollar/Euro here.....I would not hesitate to recommend Pension Jaen !

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Blodgett
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Reviewed 21 June 2012

Friendly couple. We didn't speak the same language but always managed to accomplish what we wanted. Very helpful with maps of the city and ride back to the airport. Clean and very pleasant, small, but perfect room and bathroom. I could walk to all the museums and plazas as well as several cathedrals. I'd stay here again in a minute. Loved Madrid, partly because this place was so convenient and comfortable. I felt a little like I had my own tiny apartment in the city!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Pension Jaen
Address: Calle Cervantes 5, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Huertas
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Madrid
#146 Romantic Hotel in Madrid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 193
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